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The Deputy head of the AKP: «Israel is a friend of Turkey»

Deputy Chairman of the Turkish governing party of justice and development (AKP) Omer, Djelic stated that it is not necessary to consider normalizing relations with Israel a fait accompli. «The agreement is not yet signed, we are working on the rough draft», — he said.

«But there should be no doubt: Israel and its people – a friend of Turkey and the Turkish people. We have criticized individual government actions that we believe are excessive and illegal,» — said the representative of the Turkish Agency Anadolu.

A few days ago the negotiations with Israel commented Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey çavuşoğlu Mallet. According to him, at this stage made only one of three put forward by Ankara of the terms of the settlement.

Recall that this list includes the bringing of Israel’s official apology in connection with the interception of the so-called «freedom flotilla», the payment of compensation to the families of the victims and survivors, as well as the lifting of the blockade on Hamas-controlled Gaza strip.

As reported yesterday, the agreement on normalization provides for the following: the return of the two States ambassadors, cancel any claims against officers and soldiers of the IDF, the Israeli compensation Fund for those affected in the clash on Board the Mavi Marmara in the amount of 20 million dollars, the willingness of Turkey to counter any terrorist activity on its territory.

One of the leaders of the military wing of Hamas, Salah Arouri, who insisted to expel Israel, had already left the territory of Turkey. He was the initiator of the kidnapping and murder of three Israeli teenagers in gush Etwine in the summer of 2014.

One of the main reasons of normalization has become Ankara’s interest in Israeli gas. The agreements provide for the conclusion of an agreement on cooperation in the energy sphere, including the construction of a pipeline to Turkey.




The Deputy head of the AKP: «Israel is a friend of Turkey» 21.12.2015

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